02 March 2010

Teaser Tuesday: The Best American Short Stories 2009

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers
Although he never said so aloud, he must have been disappointed that none of his four sons - of whom my father, a successful retail furrier, was the youngest - had turned out to be in the least scholarly or even mildly bookish.  There was only me, his grandson: a last chance to impart to another generation his love for Hebrew and above all for Yiddish, his sweet, endlessly subtle mamalosh'n.
~ p 41-42, "Beyond the Pale" by Joseph Epstein, The Best American Short Stories 2009 edited by Alice Sebold


  1. Oh I love short stories. I will keep an eye out for this volume. My teaser is from The Secret of the Old Clock.

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